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LHS VOLLEYBALL COULD BREAK SCHOOL RECORD
October 19, 1995
Lawrence High’s volleyball team is embarking on its best season in the 25-year history of the program, which says a lot considering the Lions’ illustrious tradition featuring 14 state championships and four perfect seasons. The Lions, ranked No. 1 in Class 6A and nationally with a 37-0 record heading into sub-state this weekend, are on pace to set the school record for victories in a season.
KU VOLLEYBALL IN SLUMP
October 19, 1995
Kansas’ volleyball team is mired in a major slump. The Jayhawks, 6-14 overall and 1-6 in the Big Eight, dropped their eighth match in nine tries Wednesday night, falling to Iowa State, 15-6, 15-4, 18-16, at Allen Fieldhouse.
SPORTS ANNOUNCER GARNERS KU AWARD
October 19, 1995
A former Kansas City Chiefs and current sports announcer for Fox television network will receive an award today from Kansas University. Kevin Harlan, a veteran football and basketball broadcaster who covers the National Football League for Fox TV, will receive the Kansas University Radio and Television 1995 Alumni Honor Citation.
STUDENTS LEAVE MARK ON SCHOOL
October 19, 1995
Southwest Junior High is the site for the junior high classes in English as a Second Language. This fall, students in the program come from 11 countries: Korea, Ukraine, Laos, Hong Kong, Columbia, Russia, China, Ecuador, Venezuela, Ghana and Japan. Gerald Denning is the teacher. *
SOUND OFF
October 19, 1995
Why, after a Lawrence High School football game, coverage is on the front page with a color picture, but after LHS soccer games, they’re on page six, with no picture? The sports department tries hard to balance coverage of all sports events for boys and girls, but it is not always possible. However, there is no denying that Lawrence High football, based on its long history of winning, is the most visible sport at LHS.
OTTAWA OFFICIALS CALL ON FAMILIES TO STOP VIOLENCE
October 19, 1995
Pistols were drawn Wednesday at the Ottawa City Commission meeting. The intent wasn’t to injure anyone but to make a point about youth violence and parental responsibility.
NELLIE MAY WORDEN
October 19, 1995
Worden services Graveside services for Nellie May Worden, 89, Lawrence, will be at 10:30 a.m. today in Memorial Park Cemetery with Capt. George Windham officiating.
LMH BOARD OF TRUSTEES APPOINT OFFICERS
October 19, 1995
Ray Davis was elected vice chairman and Kay Kent was elected treasurer of the Lawrence Memorial Hospital board of trustees on Wednesday. The positions had been held by Don Johnston and Stephen Craig, whose terms on the board expired earlier this month. The two were passed over by Mayor Bob Moody for reappointment.
FOUR TO BE INDUCTED INTO LHS HALL OF HONOR
October 19, 1995
Inductees have achieved success in their professions. Journal-World
COMMISSION SETTLES DEBATE ON EASEMENT
October 19, 1995
A road easement no longer will prevent a Lecompton Township couple from building a home in the country.
SOUND OFF
October 19, 1995
Are there more gulls in the area this year than usual, and if so, why? Townsend Peterson, curator of birds at the Kansas University Natural History Museum, said he didn’t think anyone had ever counted the number of franklin’s gulls that migrate to Lawrence every winter. Therefore, it’s difficult to say whether there are more than usual.
SOUND OFF
October 19, 1995
Regarding Friends and Neighbors photographs, is it necessary to have a model/publishing release accompanying that photo or does the Journal-World print them without releases? “We don’t require model releases, but we do contact the people in the photos or if the subjects are youngsters, we call their parents or grandparents before we publish the photographs,” said Bill Snead, Journal-World deputy editor.
LOCAL CRIME STOPPERS ADDS TO REWARD FUND
October 19, 1995
A recent fundraiser has added $4,500 to the local Crime Stoppers reward fund. About 100 runners and walkers participated in the Sept. 30 Run for Justice, a fundraiser for Crime Stoppers of Lawrence and Douglas County, according to Lawrence Police Officer Victoria Moore, Crime Stoppers coordinator. The event included both 5K and 10K runs, a two-mile walk and a one-mile children’s race.
YOUTH BECOME LEADERS IN CAMP FIRE
October 19, 1995
Eighty-five years after its establishment, Camp Fire Boys and Girls continues to provide educational and leadership opportunities for youth. Founded in 1910 by Dr. Luther Gulick, head of the Department of Child Hygiene at Russell Sage Foundation, and his wife, Charlotte, an author of articles published on child development, the organization sought to improve the conditions of youths in society. The group — originally named Camp Fire Girls— opened the membership to boys in 1976.
BLOTTER
October 19, 1995
Law enforcement report Fire calls
BLOTTER
October 19, 1995
Law enforcement report Condition reports
ARTISTS TO DISPLAY WORK AT FESTIVAL
October 19, 1995
Several area artists will show their work Saturday and Sunday at the Maple Leaf Festival Art Show in Baldwin. The exhibition will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days at the Baldwin City Library. The exhibition then will continue during regular library hours until Nov. 3.
TOPEKA WEST LOOKS TO REVERSE TREND
October 19, 1995
Topeka West head football coach Warren Seitz hasn’t forgotten last season’s 45-12 loss to Lawrence High. The Lions, scoring at will in the first half, rushed for 575 yards on 40 plays (14.4 yards a carry) and never looked to pass. They led 33-0 with 10:37 left in the first half after running just 14 plays.
OU DEFENSE TO PUT KU ON RUN
October 19, 1995
Oklahoma has Thunder and Lightning on offense, but a bigger storm’s brewing on the defensive side. OU’s aggressive defensive football front has recorded 20 sacks through six games and has played a key role in the Sooners’ dominating rushing defense. Opponents have gained just 69.7 rushing yards per game against the Sooners, a figure that ranks No. 1 in the Big Eight and No. 2 nationally.
ALFRED E. HOWARD
October 19, 1995
Services for Alfred E. Howard, 79, Lawrence, are pending at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mr. Howard died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 1995, at his home.
15-YEAR-OLD WEARS MANY HATS
October 19, 1995
Jeff Clinger wears many hats — and helmets — in his busy routine as a drum major, trumpet player and football player.
ACCIDENT LEADS TO ACTIVISM
October 19, 1995
A real-life drunken-driving tragedy is used to encourage youngsters to act responsibly.
DREDGING DEBATE GOES TO LEGISLATURE
October 19, 1995
An interim committee is sending the sand dredging issue to the Statehouse.
COST AND EFFECT
October 19, 1995
Cost estimates for building options considered for the new community recreation center:
RIDERS TO HOOF IT IN OTTAWA
October 19, 1995
A posse that organizers hope will include 300 riders will hit the trail Saturday at Pomona Lake. But the only thing that participants in the “Hoof-A-Thon” will hunt down is a good time.
HIGH SCHOOL BANDS TO PLAY AT MEMORIAL
October 19, 1995
The marching bands from Lawrence and Leavenworth high schools will be among those performing at Saturday’s Heart of America Marching Festival at Memorial Stadium, Kansas University. Leavenworth’s band will perform at 12:30 p.m.; Lawrence will make its appearance at 4 p.m.
S DECISION ANGERS IOWA
October 19, 1995
Some Iowans can’t accept the fact Raef LaFrentz is beginning his sophomore season at Kansas, not the University of Iowa. “They are still being stupid,” LaFrentz, KU’s 6-foot-11, 220-pound forward, said of Hawkeye basketball fans who still complain about LaFrentz’s decision to play at KU.
KU PREPARES FOR OU
October 19, 1995
Perhaps no college football coach in history has ever made better halftime defensive adjustments at Oklahoma than Kansas’ Glen Mason. In the Jayhawks’ last three trips to Owen Field — sometimes known as the Snake Pit — Oklahoma has scored a mere seven points in each of those second halves.
SOUND OFF
October 19, 1995
Is it true that Hugh Beaumont, who played Ward Cleaver, was originally from Lawrence,or had lived here? Beaumont, known for his role as the father in the popular TV show “Leave It to Beaver,” was born in Kansas, but a controversy exists over whether he was born in Lawrence or near Eudora, according to Judy Sweets, registrar and exhibit coordinator at Watkins Community Museum, 1047 Mass. Sweets said Beaumont’s father was a traveling salesman and the family eventually relocated to Colony.
CLARIFICATION
October 19, 1995
The Kansas law that allows minors to consume cereal malt beverage if the person’s parent or legal guardian purchased the beverage and if the parent or guardian is permitting and supervising its consumption applies only to 3.2 beer that is consumed in private settings. The law provides for no prosecution of parents who serve cereal malt beverage to their children and no prosecution of the minors who consume under these circumstances. However, operators of drinking establishments can be prosecuted for allowing such consumption in their establishments. Information concerning the law was not clear in a story printed in Monday’s Journal-World.
KU ASSOCIATE DEAN, 53, DIES OF CANCER
October 19, 1995
The dean of Kansas University’s social welfare school said a colleague who died Wednesday will “leave a large hole in the school and the profession.” Liane Vida Davis, associate dean of the school and professor of social welfare, died in her home Wednesday of cancer. She was 53.
GREEN TEAM HITS
October 19, 1995
Employees of Western Resources can volunteer to work on company-sponsored environmental projects with a Green Team. Since 1990, the teams have: